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BOY CHANEL

 

BOY CHANEL

THE DREAM BAG. MY DREAM BAG. THE BAG OF MY DREAMS.

CLEARLY I AM SOMEWHAT OBSESSED WITH THIS SMALL PIECE OF PERFECTION I HAVE BEEN DROOLING OVER FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. WELL SINCE SPRING 2012 TO BE PRECISE, THE DAY THE BAG MADE ITS DEBUT.

THE BOY BAG IS A MODERN, EDGY TAKE ON THE CLASSIC CHANEL FLAP BAG. IT IS ONE OF CHANEL'S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER BAGS. THE STRUCTURE AND CLEAN LINES WITH PRONOUNCED HARDWARE HAVE MADE THE CHANEL BOY FOREVER TIMELESS.

THE BOY BAG WAS INSPIRED BY GABRIELLE COCO CHANEL'S TENDENCY TO PLAY WITH MASCULINE ACCENTS IN HER STYLE. KARL LAGERFELD DESCRIBES THE CREATION OF THE BOY AS SUCH ' CHANEL USED MEN'S UNDERWEAR TO MAKE DRESSES; SHE HAS A BOYISH ATTITUDE, IN FACT IT IS THE VERY SPIRIT OF CHANEL. SHE GOT IT FROM BOY CHAPEL, THE GREATEST LOVE OF HER LIFE, WHICH, INCIDENTALLY, EXPLAINS WHY THE NEW BAG IS CALLED THE CHANEL BOY'.

THE CHARACTER AND HISTORY OF THIS PIECE ARE WHAT MAKES IT SO SPECIAL. HOPEFULLY ONE DAY SOON I WILL HAVE MY OWN BOY - BUT UNTIL THEN, I WILL LIVE THROUGH THESE IMAGES I ADORE SO VERY MUCH.

 

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WORDS AND CREATIVE BY JAIME RIDGE / ILLISTRATION BY SARAH JAYNE KAVALI

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